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Visit Us at Our New Summer Island Home on Governors Island

Join Us for Our Inaugural Season at Our New Seasonal Visitor and Education Center Right in the Heart of New York Harbor

NYC Audubon was awarded a residency this summer on Governors Island! Stop by Nolan Park House #17 for free bird walks, family-friendly activities, a reference library of nature-related books for kids, binoculars to borrow, nature film screenings, information on birds and habitats throughout NYC's five boroughs, and more. Free birding tours will take place Thursday–Sunday at 3pm, beginning Thursday, July 6.

Our house will be open Thursday through Sunday in June, daily through July and August, and Thursday through Sunday in September. Visiting hours are 10:30am–5:30pm.

Click here to learn more about our inaugural residency on Governors Island this summer.


12th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival

[b]Shorebirds in Flight[/b][br]© Don Riepe[br][br][br]Shorebirds in Flight
© Don Riepe


Saturday, August 26, 8:30am–5pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
With American Littoral Society and Gateway National Recreation Area

During the past 40 years, over 40 species of shorebirds have been recorded at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge’s East and West Ponds from mid-July through October, with the greatest diversity and abundance usually occurring in August. Activities include guided shorebird walks, family programming, and talks from experts on shorebird conservation, shorebird identification, and Jamaica Bay.

Free van transportation from Manhattan to Jamaica Bay is available for NYC Audubon members at the Student/Senior level and up. Click here to learn more. Click here to learn more.


Top Banner Photo Credits: Great Egret Nesting Colony © NYC Audubon; Group of Birders © Kati Solomon; All Others © François Portmann.

Bottom Photo Credits: Big Brown Bat © Angell Williams; Snowy Egret, Great Egret, and Little Blue Heron © Debra Kriensky.

* This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, available at creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.


Twilight Bat & Insect Walks in Central Park

Tuesdays, July 18 through August 22 (no walk on August 15)
7:45–9:15pm
Guide: Paul Keim

Explore the mysteries of Central Park at twilight on our Twilight Bat and Insect Walks. Naturalist Paul Keim will lead you in search of curious nocturnal insects such as crickets and katydids—and of course, in search of bats! We'll seek these fascinating and misunderstood flying mammals and learn about their great importance to our environment. We'll see local bat species in flight as they hunt and dive for insects, and hear them with an echolocator. Walks run Tuesdays, July 18 through August 22, 7:45-9:15pm (no walk on August 15). Go to our Local Trips and Classes page to choose which Bat Walk you'd like to attend.

The Birds Could Really Use a Hand This Year

Now is the moment to exert the power of our conservation networks to assure a voice and future for wild birds in North America. Simply put, we need your help. New York City Audubon is a grassroots community that protects wild birds and their habitats. We may be small, but we are strong. Our five-borough engagement and collective activism make a difference.

NYC Audubon’s work does not happen without its dedicated and loyal members and friends. Now is your opportunity to assure success in the year ahead. Please consider making a financial gift. Every gift of every size matters to every one of us. Your participation matters most. Thank you!

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